Zero hours contracts for non-permanent staff: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02499
Date received: 18 October 2017
Date responded: 16 November 2017

Information requested

How many of the 284 non-permanent staff (including agency, temporary, contract staff and inward secondments) mentioned in the consolidated budget have contracts with their minimum hours per week listed as zero, and which department do they work in?


The Scottish Government and its main agencies have no employees, workers assigned through contracted frameworks or inward secondees who have contracts with their minimum hours per week listed as zero. Such information regarding organisations outwith the Scottish Government and its main agencies would be held separately by those organisations and is not retained centrally.

The business areas and organisations that form SG Main are as follows:

Scottish Government Core Directorates Agencies Non-ministerial Departments (NMDs)
Economy Accountancy in Bankruptcy National Records of Scotland
Constitution and External Affairs Disclosure Scotland Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
Scottish Exchequer Education Scotland Scottish Housing Regulator
Health and Social Care Scottish Public Pensions Agency Revenue Scotland
Education, Communities and Justice Student Awards Agency for Scotland Food Standards Scotland
Organisational Development and Operations Transport Scotland Scottish Fiscal Commission
Permanent Secretary - -

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